Mount Rushmore of power forward 1980 to now

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by hawkeyesgonewild, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. hawkeyesgonewild

    hawkeyesgonewild Well-Known Member

    Reggie Evans
    Greg Brunner
    Jess settles
    Eddy Horton
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  2. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    Oh baby is this a loaded position. You have three point shooters, enforcers, rebounding machines. There has seldom been an era when Iowa was treading water at power forward. Even the Lickliter era had Jarryd Cole.

    Chris Street will always be a sentimental choice. But he correctly doesn't crack that top four. Nor does Matt Bullard, Ryan Bowen, JR Koch, Russ Millard , Jacob Jaacks or Jarrod Uthoff. And we're talking some long NBA careers here

    Aaron White has to be on that team. So who do you remove? I think it has to be Settles.

    Ed Horton
    Reggie Evans
    Greg Brunner (out Jesses Jess)
    Aaron White
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  3. hawkeyesgonewild

    hawkeyesgonewild Well-Known Member

    Yep north it is loaded with white I'm going to put him the 3 . but pick 1980 and up. I thought of Bullard loved the guy . he was injured. That why I pick the players I did .it is a nice conversation.
  4. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    Unrelated to this discussion but true.

    Dean Oliver (!) is still ranked eleventh in all time scoring for Iowa. I know he came in just as Woolridge left and was basically a four year fixture but I don't remember him having that many huge offensive games.

    Anyone remember Deano putting up thirty? Even once? Don't remember huge numbers from him, all I remember is sub 40% field goal shooting.

    What's even more mind blowing is several recent players have passed him. At the time of his graduation he was ranked SEVENTH!
  5. hawkeyesgonewild

    hawkeyesgonewild Well-Known Member

    I agree with you what you are saying about numbers I just liked how he ran the team. Thats the only reason I gave him the nod over jeff it is a. Good conversation nobody right or wrong it is fun to think about former hawkeyes. Another player we should of thought of was the late kenny Arnold.
  6. JG10Hawk

    JG10Hawk Well-Known Member

    Jarrod Uthoff was a 2nd team all American playing the PF spot his senior year.
  7. hawkeyesgonewild

    hawkeyesgonewild Well-Known Member

    Jg I was going put Jarrod at the 3
  8. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    That's true but I like to look a consistent impact over a career which made it even harder to keep Settles off the team. But White was was a better player and Brunner was tremendously underrated.

    There's no denying that Uthoff had a tremendous senior year, even if he didn't finish well, and that we have had a lot of quality B1G level power forwards in forty years.

    Sorry, I responded to the wrong post. I meant to respond to the one after you mentioning Uthoff. My tablet sometimes jumps.
  9. MisterLucky

    MisterLucky Well-Known Member

    Settles - Arrived ready to play. Averaged over 15 pt/gm as a freshman. Back injury was a killer
    Aaron White - Was a bit of a sleeper when he got here, but proved he belonged right away. 2nd leading scorer
    Greg Brunner - Hard working, slightly undersized, could do it all (probably pushed Uthoff off the mount)
    Reggie Evans - In a word, Beast! Only man in consideration who averaged double digit RBs.
  10. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

    Mentions of Ed Horton remind me of that threesome of BJ, Ed and Gamble. Man, what a core to build a team around.
  11. hawkeyesgonewild

    hawkeyesgonewild Well-Known Member

    Drummer you remember less jepsen was in that class he redshirted his freshmen. Kevin gamble was JC transfer but you are right great class
  12. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

    Who can forget the man from Bowbells, ND?
  13. Motigerhawk

    Motigerhawk Well-Known Member

    Another great list, cant wait to get to PGs.

    I have a question, would you consider Kevin Boyle or Vince Brookins a 4? Or were the 2 and 3? Or would Arnold be considered the 2?

    I would really consider Boyle or Brookins for my list. But Im not sure either qualify as a PF.

    Loved that 3 some of BJ, Horton and Marble.
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  14. hawkeyesgonewild

    hawkeyesgonewild Well-Known Member

    Hawk look on page 3 we did point guards last post was May 29 I hope you like .lot of people brought up some players enjoy.
  15. Hawkfnntn

    Hawkfnntn Well-Known Member

    Ed Horton was my guy. Dude was a beast. But we've had a boat load of them. Would have loved to have seen 4 strait healthy years of Settles. Not to mention Chris Street..... I haven't seen anyone else mention him yet. He would have been in the NBA no doubt about it.
  16. iahawk52

    iahawk52 Well-Known Member

    There was a kid by the name of Roy Marble with that group that " may" have been an OK player as well :)
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  17. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

    LOL...yeah, how did I leave out Roy! I probably meant Roy/BJ/Ed with the addition of Gamble. What a roster!
  18. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

    Vince was clearly a shooter, a swing guard/small forward (2-3) not a power forward. Boyle might be a 4, he was all about the dirty work and rebounding. Kenny moved between 1-2, could play either. Great mix of players and chemistry on that team.
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  19. MisterLucky

    MisterLucky Well-Known Member

    I was a big fan of Kevin Boyle. Lute was as well. I remember hearing an interview with him talking about seeing him in his first practice, being so impressed and remarking to the other coaches, "What have we got here?!?"
  20. atomicblue224

    atomicblue224 Well-Known Member

    Greg Brunner is an excellent choice for this list.
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